Offering Medical & Spiritual Restoration to the Needy in Guatemala
Why We Exist as a Ministry:
Medical Missions Ministries was born in the heart of God even before the creation of the world and was revealed to Dr. Hermann Alb in 1987.
Its name was given because of the nature of the ministry, using medicines to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Medical Missions Ministries equips local churches in marginal areas of Guatemala, facilitating them with tools and opportunities for them to serve their communities, develop relationships with the municipal governments, reach out to them, reconcile them to God and influence them for holistic transformation individually and throughout the community.
Medical Missions Ministries has developed strategic partnerships with U.S. churches to participate in the transformation of Guatemala, sending shortterm teams that also receive the opportunity to grow in their intimacy with God, be used by God in the natural and the supernatural, and become effective witnesses for Jesus Christ.
What We Believe:
1. About God:
We affirm our belief in the only eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of His will.
He has been calling out from the world a people for Himself, and sending them back into the world to be His servants and His witnesses toreconcile others to God for the extension of His kingdom and the building up of Christ's body and the glory of His name.
2. About Jesus Christ:
Jesus Christ is God;
Co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
He was revealed to man as the Son of God when He came to earth to live a human life without sin, to offer Himself as the Perfect Sacrifice to pay for the sin of men when He died in the cross. (John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.")\• Only His blood shed at the cross can cleanse us from all of our sin.
He is the way the truth and the life, the only Savior, and only mediator between God and men.
He rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, to show His power over death and sin. He ascended to heaven and will return again after His gospel has been preached to all the world in power and glory to this earth to reign as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
He will baptize His church with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
3. About the Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit is God
Co-equal with the Father and the Son.
He is omnipresent; therefore, He is present in the world to convict men of their sin and separation from God;
He causes new birth in men as they receive Jesus Christ in their hearts as their Lord and Savior; from that moment He lives in them to assure their salvation, and to let Him have total control of their lives. He gives them gifts and empowers them to be His servants and witnesses to the world in order to reconcile men to God.
4. About the Bible:
It is the Word of God to all men, both Old and New Testaments.
Men who were inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit wrote it.
It is the divine resource of truth for believers, and guidance for the Christian life;
It is without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish His purpose of salvation.
Men are responsible for speaking it. He said, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
5. About Salvation:
It is a gift of God given by grace to all men who have faith and believe that Jesus Christ died for their sins, rose from the dead, and receive Him in their hearts as their Lord and Savior.
Eternal life begins when the believer of Christ’s redeeming sacrifice receives Him in his heart as Lord and Savior.
Men who choose not to believe in Christ’s redeeming sacrifice, and choose to live their lives independent and separated from God will be condemned. Though He does not want anyone to perish but to have everlasting life, he will not give His eternal gift to those that do not want it or to those who have rejected it.
It is not a reward for our works so that no one can boast about it.
6. About The Church:
It is formed by those who believe in Him, in the redeeming sacrifice of Christ, and have asked Jesus to come and live in their hearts as their Lord and Savior.
God refers to it as His body and His bride.
He prayed that His church would be one body as Jesus was one with the father and that the church would be one among themselves so that the world would believe that Jesus was sent by God.
God has given His church the great commandment to love Him with all of their heart, soul, mind and with all their strength, and to love their neighbor as themselves.
God has given the church the ministry of reconciliation, the Great Commission to go into all people groups to preach the good news of God’s redeeming plan, to make disciples of them, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to teach them all things that He has commanded. He promised that He will be with the church always.
It is the church’s responsibility to live a godly life, to love human kind, to serve them, to communicate the good news with the demonstration of the Spirit and His power that they may be reconciled to God and so that the faith of all men shall not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Since the church has the mind of Christ and is the carrier of the power of God to influence men of all kinds, to have the mind of Christ to cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, in order to take every thought captive to the obedience of God, it is responsible to live a life according to God’s way and patterns, and it is not supposed to incline itself with any human political system or idea.
7. About Men and Women:
All men and women are made in the image of God.
Every person, regardless of race, religion, color, culture, class, sex or age, has been created in the image of God; therefore, every person has an intrinsic dignity and is loved by God the same; because of which he or she should be loved, respected and served, and not exploited especially by His people. Men cannot say they love God whom they do not see if they do not love men whom they see. They cannot say they love men, if they see them in need and do nothing to help them if they have the ability to help.
Every man and woman has an equal opportunity to relate to God through Jesus Christ, the only way to God, and is responsible for every decision they make in life, especially about living a life apart from God because the wages of sin is death.